Crucial Implications on Integrating Research and Policymaking for Groundwater Sustainability in Thailand’s Special Economic Zones

By Nitipol Kiravanich

December 1st, 2021 — The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), led by Prof. Sangam Shrestha, and Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR), Thailand, jointly held an inception workshop on “Assessment of Groundwater Sustainability in the Special Economic Zone of Thailand for Operational Groundwater Management” to gather feedback and comments from various stakeholders.

AIT Co-Hosted the 7th International Forum on Sustainable Future of Asia

By Mae Thiwari

January 20, 2022 – The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific of Asian Institute of Technology (RRC.AP - AIT) co-organized the 7th International Forum on Sustainable Future of Asia with partners in Japan for global participants to share knowledge and dialogue with global audience on “Research for Societal Transformation with Future Earth”. The Director of RRC.AP and AIT Vice President for Academic Affairs took part in the forum to highlight “healthy science” and ways to bridge the gap between science and society.

Study on how small-scale farmers in Vietnam adapt to climate change won the Best Paper Award

By Mae Thiwari

A research paper by students and faculty members at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) won the Best Paper Award from the 10th Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) International conference, held in Beijing on December 6 – 8, 2021. The paper investigates how rural small-scale farmers, who produce 90% of rice out of the Mekong Delta Region (MDR), adapt to climate change and offers policy recommendation to enhance rural livelihoods.

Circular Economy Webinar Episode II: Public – Private – Government ready to tackle plastic waste with green approach

By Nitipol Kiravanich

November 11, 2021 — The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) together with the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok, and Ministry of Industry (MoI) co-organized an online webinar on ‘Circular Economy Webinar Episode II: How to Deal with Non-Recycled Plastics?' where participants from important bodies of private sectors, university, and institutions were of the same opinion on managing non-recyclable plastics in accordance with their expertise.

Update on AIT during Global Coronavirus Crisis

December 31, 2021

Since January of 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has spread across the world. The situation in Thailand was very stable in the summer of 2020--with a minor outbreak in December of that year—and all the way through the early part of 2021. Unfortunately, a fierce wave hit Thailand in April, but things are slowly improving.

136th Graduation Ceremony: AIT Graduates Sailing Through a Perfect Storm

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December 21, 2021 – The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) held the 136th Graduation Ceremony virtually, for the graduates to safely celebrate with friends and families amidst another wave of COVID-19 attack. As the distinguished speakers urged the new generation of leaders to make possible the future without waste, to dream high and achieve higher, and to give back when possible, the graduates were also congratulated for having sailed through a Perfect Storm.

Geoinformatics Center of AIT’s Contributions to Disaster Risk Management in Indonesia Prompts Future Collaborations with the European Space Agency

By Mae Thiwari

December 7, 2021 -- The Geoinformatics Center (GIC) of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has contributed to the disaster response and relief efforts following the volcanic eruption of Mount Semaru in the East Java province of Indonesia that killed at least 14 and displaced hundreds of people.

AIT’s Global Top 2% Scientist Urges Implementation of 25 Clean Air Solutions at Regional Learning Event

By Mae Thiwari 

November 23, 2021 -- The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) joined an international forum discussing integrated solutions to air pollution and climate change with gender perspective.  Among experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and various international non-governmental organizations working for clean air, AIT Prof.